Written on: 23/03/2008 by markfh11q (4 reviews written)
Great accuracy. Great power. Nice feel to the gun even though the use of plastic is a little more extensive that older models.
Plastic breech. If there is only ONE modification you buy for this gun, (sometimes I think Crosman sells this gun just to be modified), it better be to put on a steel breech. The steel breech kit Crosman sells has 3/8" dovetails milled into it as well, so there'll be no buying intermounts anymore.
This gun is amazing stock, and is even more amazing once you get an idea of how easily modifiable it is. I currently have a longer barrel, blued-steel breech, better grips, and other misc. performance parts, (adjustable piston rod, shorter trigger spring), in the mail.
One thing I will say is, if you take the gun apart to clean/modify/etc., be extremely careful with that breech seal! Mine disappeared itself so another one had to be stuffed in the next order.
Initial power and accuracy was great for an air pistol. With the 1399 shoulder stock, I was nailing tin cans at around 30-40 yards. Also, my initial penetration tests showed an ~11 gram Beeman kodiak pellet going through ten cans, with considerable velocity retained after.
If you're looking for a good, general purpose air pistol, this is it. If you are looking for a high rate of fire... sorry. If you are looking for crazy-match-accuracy, get a good CO2 or single-stroke pneumatic. I will say that at ten meters, with an appropriate brace rig, I could probably cloverleaf this pistol.
If you would like to make a more "old timey" piston from this 1377, RBGrips makes beautiful forearms and pistol grips, and a blued-steel breech will finish the thing off.